Configuring ARM on Azure GC


**Update 6-12-2016: We posted additional details on Azure Government and PowerShell here.

**Update 4-9-2016: The Azure Module no longer requires switch-mode and as such, these references have been removed. The Azure Government environment is now part of the install and is no longer required to be manually added–these instructions have been updated.

This example starts with a newly minted Server 2012 R2. Using a brand new server, here are the steps to configure PowerShell for Azure Resource Manager on the Azure Government Cloud.

1–Download and install the Web Platform Installer from here and click the Free Download button.

2–Select the latest Azure PowerShell release, by clicking the Add button.

3–Install the module by clicking the Install button.

4–Click the I Accept button to continue.


5–Click the Finish button.

6–Register the Azure Government Account with the Azure Government Environment by entering the following:

 Add-AzureRMAccount -EnvironmentName AzureUSGovernment
7–Enter the credentials of a  valid Azure-G service user and click the Continue button.

NOTE: Ensure that all other browser windows are closed prior to performing this step so that previous session data is not present.

8–Enter your password and click the Continue button.

[Optional] If you have multiple subscriptions, use the following to select the one that you would like to use:

 Select-AzureRMSubscription -SubscriptionId [SubscriptionID]

9– To verify the Azure Resource Manager namespaces that are available, enter the following command:


Similar output should be displayed:


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